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Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry
Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry
by Leanne Shapton
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Auction catalogs can tell you a lot about a person—their passions and vanities, peccadilloes and aesthetics; their flush years and lean. Think of the collections of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Truman Capote, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. In... (read more)

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Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages
Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages
by Michael Popek
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Leaf through your cookbooks, and you’re likely to find a bit of paper with a recipe written in a familiar (or not-so-familiar) hand. It could be a family secret finally divulged, a scribbled interpretation of something seen on TV, even a culinary... (read more)

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Taxidermy
Taxidermy
by Alexis Turner
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An unsurpassed survey of the world’s finest examples of this popular art form — in situ from the greatest private and public collections to the beautifully assembled rooms of contemporary artists, stylists, and cutting-edge interior designers.... (read more)

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Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel
Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel
by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
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Meet Boilerplate, the world's first robot soldier — not in a present-day military lab or a science-fiction movie, but in the past, during one of the most fascinating periods of U.S. history. Designed by Professor Archibald Campion in 1893 as a... (read more)

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Taking Things Seriously: 75 Objects with Unexpected Significance
Taking Things Seriously: 75 Objects with Unexpected Significance
by Joshua Glenn
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We all have something in our lives that while not obviously valuable, is displayed as though it were a precious and irreplaceable artifact. Inquire about the object's provenance and you'll likely be treated to a lively anecdote about how it came into... (read more)

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My Cool Caravan: An Inspirational Guide to Retro-Style Caravans
My Cool Caravan: An Inspirational Guide to Retro-Style Caravans
by Jane Field Lewis
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A weekend away in a stylish caravan provides the perfect antidote to 21st-century living, and more and more people are now breathing fresh "retro" vibes into the humble recreational vehicle. Old-style campers also tap into the nostalgia/retro market... (read more)

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Mak Studies #16: Furniture as Trophy
Mak Studies #16: Furniture as Trophy
by Peter Noever
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A gloriously bizarre showcase of indoor eccentricities, Furniture as Trophy unearths the mid-nineteenth-century tradition of antler furniture, which incorporates antlers into the design of armchairs, chests, and even fans and chandeliers.... (read more)

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Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention
Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention
by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
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Before Jules Vernes flying machines and H. G. Wellss spaceships, there was Frank Reade, globe-trotting inventor and original steampunk hero. Frank Reade magazines were the worlds first science fiction periodicals, enthralling millions of readers with... (read more)

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Remember the '60s: Objects and Moments of a Swinging Era
Remember the '60s: Objects and Moments of a Swinging Era
by Patricia Masso
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Men's hair grew long, women's skirts became short and people dreamed of a world of love, peace and happiness. Fascinating novelties in fashion, music and design were the breeding-ground for trends in coming centuries. It brings back the memories of the... (read more)

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Vibrators: 100 of the Best Vibrators in the World
Vibrators: 100 of the Best Vibrators in the World
by Gavin Griffiths
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With some designed for pleasure and others for aesthetics, vibrators today come in a dizzying array of shapes and styles. For those overwhelmed by the choices at hand, this exhilarating guide gathers together for the first time the best sex toys from... (read more)

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Dear Andy Kaufman, I Hate Your Guts!
Dear Andy Kaufman, I Hate Your Guts!
by Bob Zmuda
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It is not just the letters that help to make Dear Andy Kaufman a complete success. The grainy graphics and often hilarious images ultimately tie the entire book together, making it something heftier than a coffee table book but no less engaging to thumb... (read more)

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99 More Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu
99 More Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu
by Kenji Kawakami
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Back by popular demand! Following the massive success of 101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions, 99 more specimens of the art of Chindogu to amaze, confuse, and entertain. Chindogu is the Japanese word coined for the art of the unuseless idea -- weirdly... (read more)

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Domo in the World
Domo in the World
by Kate T Williamson
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Domo is the funny, square-ish, brown creature that began life as a mascot for a Japanese TV network, but who has blown up into a beloved international phenomenon. His fuzzy, grinning mug has appeared everywhere from plush toys to figurines, T-shirts to... (read more)

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Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare
by John Austin
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PopularMechanics.com selection for one of The Best DIY and Home Improvement Books of 2009  Weve come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office supplies—binder clips, clothespins, rubber... (read more)

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Toaster Project (11 Edition)
Toaster Project (11 Edition)
by Thomas Thwaites
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Where do our things really come from? China is the most common answer, but Thomas Thwaites decided he wanted to know more. In The Toaster Project, Thwaites asks what lies behind the smooth buttons on a mobile phone or the cushioned soles of running... (read more)

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Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
by Jen Yates
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In this day and age, any book that can make me laugh out loud earns top o' the list. Some of the pictures in this book are hilarious in themselves, but Yates adds captions with humor ranging from subtle to over-the-top. Keep Cake Wrecks handy for when... (read more)

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Vending Machines: Coined Consumerism
Vending Machines: Coined Consumerism
by Christopher D Salyers
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Lists: To-DOS, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists
Lists: To-DOS, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists
by Liza Kirwin
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From the weekly shopping list to the Ten Commandments, our lives are shaped by lists. Whether dashed off as a quick reminder, or carefully constructed as an inventory, this humble form of documentation provides insight into its maker's personal habits... (read more)

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Quonset Hut: Metal Living for a Modern Age
Quonset Hut: Metal Living for a Modern Age
by Chris Chiei
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When World War II came along, the American military found itself in need of a prefabricated, lightweight shelter that could be easily shipped and quickly assembled. The quonset hut, that sliced tube of corrugated metal, was the answer. Over a hundred... (read more)

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Tokyo Taxi
Tokyo Taxi
by Alexander James
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Tokyo at night is a thrilling place. The buildings are illuminated by neon, while the sidewalks and bars are packed with bustling crowds. And, just as in many other cities around the world, the streets are full of taxis. What makes Tokyo so unique... (read more)

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